Friday, September 30, 2011

with Susan Page Davis

Welcome back to the Barn Door Book Loft, Susan!
People talk about life before children—what was your life before writing?

Before I wrote fiction, I wrote nonfiction, so it wasn’t all that different. I wrote for a daily newspaper, working at home, and homeschooled my six children.

What book have you recently enjoyed reading?
The Amish Midwife, by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. Now I’ve got the sequel, The Amish Nanny, ready to read.

If you were to find a purple polka-dotted monster in your kitchen one morning, how would you respond?
Yell for my husband—that’s what I do when I see a spider.

Tell us about one of your favorite memories or moments in your life.
In May I got to watch my two youngest (of six) children march down the aisle to receive their high school diplomas. After eleven years of home school, they took their senior year at a Christian school. Their dad and I were extra proud of them.

What's one of your dreaded things to do?
Stop revising and hand in the manuscript!

What is the Lord teaching you, or recently taught you?
I’m not very important. It’s something I have to relearn quite often.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
The Lady’s Maid will release October 1. Two English ladies go to America in 1855, to search for Lady Anne’s uncle. He has inherited the title of earl, but he doesn’t know that yet. Their search leads them to Independence, Mo., where they join a wagon train in hopes of finding him in Oregon. It’s a lot of fun and adventure, with a bit of mystery thrown in.

You can purchase Christmas at Barncastle Inn from Amazon.

Susan is giving away a copy of Christmas at Barncastle Inn. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


marybelle said...

CHRISTMAS AT BARNCASTLE INN is already on my reading list. I'm looking forward to this. I'm also very interested in THE LADY'S MAID. I like the premise.


Anonymous said...

Good interview.
I'd like to win this book.


Amy said...

I love Christmas books, and my mom loves reading books by Susan Page Davis.


Judy said...

I love reading Christmas stories. Most leave you with such a feel good attitude! When I finish the book I'm reading right now, I plan to start reading some Christmas books.

I would love to win a copy of Christmas At Barncastle Inn.



apple blossom said...

I love Christmas stories. this sounds good thanks for the chance to win

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this. I love Christmas stories. I would love to win this one. Thanks again.


wfnren said...
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wfnren said...

Great interview, thank you for hosting the giveaway.


karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Tracy Smith said...

Would love to add this Christmas book to my list. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com

Teela said...

There's just something wonderful about Christmas and reading about Christmas time you can almost smell the evergreens and hear the fire crackling and I just envision the smiles on children's faces. I'm looking forward to reading Christmas at Barncastle Inn and that I win this book. Teelayoung at hotmail dot com

CarlybirdK said...

You can't go wrong with Susan Page Davis. I would love to win this book. Thank you.

Merry said...

Susan's upcoming book, The Lady's Maid sounds terrific. I will be watching for it!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Jo said...

Great interview! I've been wanting to read "Christmas at Barncastle Inn"


PriviesAndPrims said...

This book sounds like a fun read and I'm also looking forward to the new one coming out in October!

priviesandprims@ yahoo .com

lgm52 said...

This book is on my TBR list. Would love to win a copy.

ann said...

Sounds like a book that I would enjoy reading

amhengst at verizon dot net

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Pam K. said...

I've enjoyed the interviews with Susan. I like reading Christmas stories and enjoyed the excerpt from "Christmas at Barncastle Inn." I've read about "The Lady's Maid" and will put that one on my list to read also. It sounds like a really good book.

Amy said...

You give me hope. I also homeschool my six children and it is nice to know people have made it. This looks like a great holiday read.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Roanna said...

I think it is cool that you home schooled your kids. I was home schooled K-12 and I'm now in my Jr. year of college.

ohiobuckeye91 [at] gmail [dot] com

Marianne said...

i will have to buy this book for a Christmas gift (hopefully i win it instead) for my 85 year young mom who loves those 4-in-1 books, Christmas themed by Susan Page Davis and company!


Susan H said...

Sounds like a great Christmas book. Cute cover!

Patsy said...

I have read several books by Susan and love her work. I know this one will be great! Looking forward to reading it.


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